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Department of Civil Construction

The Bachelor in "Civil and Construction" covers all stages of the design and implementation of sustainable structures. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for successful careers in sustainable construction technology, from the design of sustainable structures to their construction, monitoring and maintenance. The Bachelor also prepares students to work in a multidisciplinary environment immediately after graduation.
The program in Civil Construction technology offers opportunities for expertise in one of two tracks:
  • - Green and Smart Building
  • - Water Treatment and Networks
The fundamental Construction Technology courses related to sustainable design are common for both tracks and provide a broad knowledge of the main fields of civil engineering.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment growth for civil engineers and technologists were first in terms of projected new jobs over the period from 2016 to 2026.

That growth comes in part because of new uses for artificial intelligence, robotics, additive manufacturing, virtual reality, and other technologies that will be incorporated into engineered products and processes. Civil technology are placing more emphasis on computer vision, BIM, virtual reality, sustainability, and 3D printing technologies that are gaining prominence in parallel.

More technology will be needed than ever before.

Recently, Civil engineering is poised to undergo major transition; thanks to the advancement in technology, which is the driving force behind the changes, this major will witness.

Based on these latest developments that are becoming latest trends, the Civil Construction program offers comprehensive classes, designed to give students the necessary skills for jobs in both the public, and private sectors.

While in the program, students will have internship opportunities for hands-on experience with an extensive international experience represented by a joint degree with University of Limoges in France where students will have the possibility to study abroad.




Graduates of the Bachelor in Civil Construction will have the ability to plan, prepare and use design, construction and operating documents.

The “Green and Smart Building” track allows students to:
  • - acquire professional standards engaged in construction technology of green and smart buildings.

The "Water treatments and networks" track allows students to:
  • - have a wide knowledge of the principles and practices of disciplines and laws related to the engineering of green and smart buildings.

  • - learn in a practical way the different techniques of water treatment (drinking, waste), maintenance of equipment such as pumps and valves.

  • - acquire multidisciplinary skills directly applied to the management and supervision of water utilities.


After graduating, you can work as:

  • - Civil Engineering Technologist

  • - Survey Technologist

  • - Project Manager

  • - Construction Inspector

  • - Site Supervisor

You will get to be:

  • - on site for execution, monitoring and operation management

  • - in testing laboratory participating in the experimental programs

  • - in a design office

  • - at University enrolled into a postgraduate program


Chairperson’s Message


Wahib Arairo, PhD
Welcome to the Department of Civil Construction at University of Balamand.
Today, civil construction have central roles to play in defining the future of our nation and the world. The critical issues of the day—economic recovery, energy conservation and resources, infrastructure preservation, environmental quality and climate change, and national security, among others—each demand critical thinking about the materials, systems, design, operations, and management of civil infrastructure systems, as well as the natural systems with which they interact. These are tasks for civil construction, in close collaboration with broader interdisciplinary teams.
Students who are trained in civil construction at University of Balamand have a broad, fluid base in science and technology. This enables them to work across disciplines and tackle the grand challenges of improving our living conditions in harmony with nature.
Civil Construction focuses on concepts and principles in the built environment and on the technological process. It embraces practical skills and the application of scientific principles. This subject aims to create and improve the built environment to enhance the quality of life of the individual and society and to ensure the sustainable use of the natural environment. The program focuses on two main areas: (1) Green and Smart Building, (2) Water Treatment and Networks. Graduates will find study and work opportunities on almost every continent in the world, pursuing careers in business, consulting, and technology-driven industry; in public health, environmental protection, and ecological restoration; in small and large scale construction and material and structural analysis and design; and in managing air, water, and land transit of goods and people.
Please enjoy your visit to the Department of Civil Construction website. Connect with us further via social media and be sure to contact us with any questions.

Wahib Arairo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chairman, Department of Civil Construction
Issam Fares Faculty of Technology

T: +961 6 930 250 | EXT: 3315 – 5419




Water Treatment and Networks Maintenance Track

The "Water Treatment and Networks - Maintenance" program allows students to:
  1. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to optimize the operation of water treatment units and provide solutions to malfunctions during their use;
  2. Design systems, components, or processes to meet specific needs for improvement or reliability of a treatment process;
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphic communication in technical and non-technical environments and use appropriate technical literature in a context related to the performance of their job;
  4. Perform standard tests, measurements, and experiments, and analyze and interpret the results to improve or make reliable a water treatment process;
  5. Integrate into a multidisciplinary team, and organize and conduct interventions as a technical team leader;
  6. Identify the technical characteristics of the equipment of water treatment plants and networks in order to ensure optimal operation;
  7. Operate water treatment plants to ensure proper functioning of installed equipment;
  8. Perform diagnostics and implement preventive and corrective maintenance of water treatment plants and networks;
  9. Apply standards related to water quality and characteristics and understand the regulations governing the sector;
  10. Manage technical and administrative documentation related to the operation and maintenance of a treatment plant.

Green and Smart Building Track

The “Green and Smart Building” track allows students to:
  1. acquire professional standards engaged in construction technology of green and smart buildings.
  2. improve the practice of green and smart building engineering by involving professional instructors in an ongoing professional development program.
  3. have a wide knowledge of the principles and practices of disciplines and laws related to the engineering of green and smart buildings.
  4. Have the ability to select and apply modern knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to green construction technology activities.
  5. perform studies to certify buildings using different available rating systems.
  6. propose technical solutions to upgrade a building rate.
  7. perform standardized field and laboratory tests on civil & construction eco-friendly materials.
  8. plan, prepare and use design, construction and operating documents, such as specifications, contacts, change orders, engineering drawings and construction schedules.


1- Anas El Mir:

After graduating from Issam Fares Faculty of Technology – Beino Campus, Anas is now preparing his postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom where he will earn an MSc in Civil and Management.

“The Civil Construction program provided me with strong fundamentals and applied sciences in engineering technology, a wide array of knowledge of the building industry, and allowed me to focus on the topic of construction management. I currently apply my civil education in my postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow. The ability to think in an interdisciplinary manner has been invaluable and has enabled me to continue growing in what is a dynamic career.”

2- Mohamad Kassem:

Mohamad graduated and pursued his postgraduate studies at the University of Balamand where he earned an MSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Recently, he founded his own Engineering Service Company “Bayt Al Handasah” in the north of Lebanon.

3- Sophie Allaham

Year of graduation: 2018

After graduating from Issam Fares Faculty of Technology – Koura Campus in 2018, Sophie is now finishing her postgraduate studies in France where she earned an MSc in Civil Engineering (Construction and building Engineering) from CY Cergy-Pontoise University in September 2020.

“The Civil and Construction program at IFFT has offered me a strong knowledge in civil technology and allowed me to focus on the topic of construction and building engineering. The capacity to think in an interdisciplinary manner has been essential and has allowed me to continue growing in my career.”